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Youth Development

Sixty-three per cent of CARICOM’s population is young people under thirty years. Their education, entrepreneurship development, safety and security, health and well being; identity and citizenship among others rights and benefits are of utmost concern. More importantly, their full participation as architects and enablers of the Region’s development is a goal that CARICOM continues to strive for.

The CARICOM Secretariat, particularly its Youth Programme has been working with Member States, Youth Ambassadors, Community Institutions and other regional and international stakeholders to design, implement and execute  programmes and projects to facilitate CARICOM Member States in meeting this goal. Currently, the CARICOM Youth Development Action Plan (CYDAP), is the... Read more

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Keeping ‘Investing in Human Capital at the forefront of Sustainable Development

Posted: 08 July 2019 - Regional News
GOFAD is pleased to post this special blog by Ms.  Myrna Bernard, one of its Advisors. The piece was  submitted as a comment on the June 6 blog, "CARICOM HRD Strategy as Investing in Human
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CARICOM Youth Ambassador, Vishal Hulbert Joseph, has eyes set on future

Posted: 02 July 2019 - Press Releases
Guyana Chronicle)LIFE has not always been smooth sailing for Vishal Hulbert Joseph, who was forced to make a few decisions that would prove crucial to his future endeavours. In fact, at just 17, he
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Region’s Youths question CARICOM SG on greater roles

Posted: 01 July 2019 - Press Releases
Under the theme “Moving away from Tokenism – Youth a Critical Part of Decision Making”, the annual Youth Dialogue between the Region’s young people and the CARICOM
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Ninth CARICOM/US CBSI concludes: At-Risk and Vulnerable Youth targeted for Crime Prevention Initiatives

Posted: 14 June 2019 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBSI) Technical Working Group on Crime Prevention  wrapped up its ninth meeting  on 13 June, in the Dominican Republic, committing to specific actions to
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CARICOM’s Human Resource Development Strategy as Investment in Human Capital

Posted: 10 June 2019 - Article
(Reposted from GOFAD Blog)During the Annual Judicial Conference in St Kitts in the week of May 26, 2019, I met with Justice  Mario Michel of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal  and
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CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General engages student visitors

Posted: 07 May 2019 - Regional News
More than 50 students from the Institut voor de Opleiding van Leraren, Suriname, enjoyed a tour of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on Friday.The students were shown various sections
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CARICOM Reparations Commission workshops for youth advocacy launched in Guyana

Posted: 20 March 2019 - Regional News
The training was held at the National Racquet Centre. It was facilitated by Caribbean Historian and Director of the Centre for Reparation Research, Professor Verene Shepherd, International Human
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CARIFORUM Regional Adolescent Training Workshops opens:  Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation critical to advance economic development

Posted: 04 February 2019 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Dr. Douglas Slater, emphasised the critical link between human resource development and economic development and, in this
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Youth must be equal partners – CARICOM SG

Posted: 15 January 2019 - Regional News
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin Larocque, speaking at the Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention which opened earlier today, in Georgetown reminded youth
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International Day of the Girl Child 2018: A Skilled Girlforce Need of the Hour

Posted: 11 October 2018 - Regional News
International Day of the Girl Child 2018 is being observed today i.e. 11th October 2018 across the globe and puts the spotlight on enhancing skillset of girls so they enter the future workforce on
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Decisive action at highest level of government needed to mainstream youth development – CARICOM ASG

Posted: 25 July 2018 - Press Releases
 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Decisive action at the highest level of government is necessary to mainstream youth development. That
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CARICOM and stakeholders to host youth forum in Guyana this week

Posted: 24 July 2018 - Regional News
The CARICOM Secretariat is collaborating with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), EU Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (UNECLAC), United Nations
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Mottley: Time to act is now

Posted: 04 July 2018 - Regional News
The region’s young people will not wait another ten years nor will they forgive present leaders for procrastination or lack of courage.And Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, told
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Implementation of HRD Strategy will address issues articulated by youth, parents, community

Posted: 03 May 2018 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chairman of the Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD) and Minister of Education, Science and
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Guyanese Girls Code

Posted: 19 March 2018 - Regional News
The Ministry of Public Telecommunications in Guyana, in collaboration with National Center for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) presents: GUYANESE GIRLS CODE
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Dominica Press Conference

Posted: 11 December 2017 - Regional News

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PANCAP HOSTS HIV EDUTAINMENT EVENT   Over 50 children of employees will participate in interactive HIV awareness activities

Posted: 09 August 2017 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and
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CARICOM ASG highlights progress in Youth Development

Posted: 05 June 2017 - Press Releases
Assistant Secretary General In Charge of Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr, Douglas Slater  has highlighted a number of areas where progress has been made in
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PANCAP hosts meeting of Youth to discuss ending AIDS by 2030 - Youth Leaders to formulate and agree on framework for regional youth advocacy

Posted: 18 April 2017 - Press Releases
The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a meeting of youth leaders from 19 Caribbean countries on April 21 and 22, 2017 in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and
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CARICOM SG meets with FIFA President - says sports a valuable investment in Youth

Posted: 11 April 2017 - Press Releases
Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Mr Giovanni Infantino agreed on the
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Youth Forum, Reparations Baton Relay and Rally head to Saint Lucia

Posted: 27 October 2016 - Regional News
The CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the St. Lucia National Reparations Commission (NRC) will be hosting three reparations themed events  in observance of October as Creole Heritage
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Perspectives on the 2016 Youth Development Index: Role of youth in building resilient economies for small states

Posted: 21 October 2016 - Regional News
By Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General, Caribbean Community (CARICOM)I am pleased to provide a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) perspective for the 2016 Youth Development Index, which is an
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Unlock the youth potential – Services Sector stakeholders urged

Posted: 18 October 2016 - Regional News
Our youth have fresh perspectives, the energy and the willingness to learn and all that is needed to unlock their potential, is the chance to do so, from the people who have the power to provide
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Youth in Agriculture – Focusing on youth agri-preneurs at CWA 2016

Posted: 10 October 2016 - Press Releases
The Youth and Agriculture Programmes at the CARICOM Secretariat are collaborating to have a Youth Pavillion during the upcoming Caribbean Week of Agriculture in the Cayman Islands,  24-28
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Youngsters encouraged to make personal commitment to action

Posted: 05 October 2016 - Regional News
Youngster across the Region were encouraged to make a personal commitment to  action in a recent Youth Day message delivered by Dr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager, Culture and
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Regional Youth Leaders urged to help shape solutions for climate change and other issues

Posted: 30 September 2016 - Regional News
Participants at the fourth staging of the  Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit in Belize were encouraged to help shape the framing of solutions for issues such as climate change,
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Youth Development, Human Resource Development getting focused CARICOM attention – SG

Posted: 12 September 2016 - Press Releases
I would like to offer some information on what we are doing on two of the areas covered in the Report, namely, Youth Development and Human Resource Development.The CARICOM Commission on Youth
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CARICOM Athletes at Rio Olympics 2016 demonstrate Region’s capacity to lead

Posted: 24 August 2016 - Regional News
In a congratulatory message to the athletes from CARICOM Member States at the just-concluded Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, CARICOM Secretary-General. Ambassador Irwin
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In Youth Day message: CYAs emphasise sustainable development, poverty elimination

Posted: 12 August 2016 - Press Releases
Today is being celebrated as International Youth Day!In a message to commemorate the day the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors have emphasised the significance of sustainable development and the
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Youth entrepreneurship project continues in three CARICOM Member States

Posted: 03 June 2016 - Press Releases
A project directed at providing youngsters with entrepreneurship skills dubbed the Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) continues to be implemented in CARICOM Member States.
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